While not at all news that the Catholic Church has been abusing the bankruptcy laws of the United States to protect their assets from victims, the sheer scale of it is definitely noteworthy.
$2 Billion total in assets to this point protected from victims.
The bankruptcy laws can be modified.
Raise the priority level of abuse victims among the total list of creditors.
Severely limit the ability to discharge abuse judgments in bankruptcy.
Restructure liability, so as to give victims the ability to pursue any diocese or arch-diocese in the country for satisfaction of a judgement, not merely the diocese or arch-diocese immediately involved.
It is bad enough the Catholic Church has been so slow to respond to the issue in the first place. Then they have the nerve to abuse the bankruptcy laws to screw their victims out of rightful judgments.